1787 CONNECTICUT COPPER -
Variety nickname: Draped Bust
This was the only use of the obverse die.
The reverse die of this
variety was also used on:
1787 Miller 33.17-r.1
Images courtesy of Superior
VF-20 (illustrated above). Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long
Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 1026, where it was described as
follows: "Miller 33.15-r.1 Rarity-2 VF20. Glossy chocoloate brown
fields with lighter brown highpoints creating an attractive two-tone
look that highlights the details. The planchet is smooth and attractive.
The only marks are a few rim bumps on both sides, strongest over the
first N in CONNEC. Weight 136.6 grains."
"Choice Very Fine or better" (illustrated
below). Ex -
Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, April 21, 2001, Lot 1050,
where it was described as follows: "1787 CT Copper, Draped Bust
Left, Miller 33.15-r.1, Choice Very Fine or better. Perfectly
centered on a milk chocolate planchet. Tiny rim dings at the base of the
planchet and a small void is noted in the drapery folds. White
attribution numbers have been inked into the left obverse field, either
by Miller or Hall. Nice and worth a premium because of the attribution
"Very Fine". Ex - Early American History
Auctions, Inc. Mail Bid Sale, December 7, 2002, Lot 945, 128.2 grains.